We are a Las Vegas law firm that is experienced handling a wide variety of cases. One of our specialties is handling personal injury cases for our clients. Personal injury cases cover a lot of legal territory. For example, our most profound personal injury cases are those that concern bicycle accidents and motor vehicles. We at naqvilaw.com are very experienced at handling this type of case because many people in the area are bicycle enthusiasts. However, the roads are filled with negligent drivers that cause serious injuries to innocent cyclist. Here is more on that topic.
Most Likely Accident Areas
The average bicycle enthusiast takes to the road several times a week or more. They might travel along several miles of road, without any concern about accidents. The average person might assume that most bicycle accidents are caused by a driver that is speeding out of control. True, many accidents are caused by speeding drivers. Upon further investigation, it should be noted that dangerous intersections are a bigger threat to bicyclists. Usually, it’s one cyclist losing control of their bicycle. Still, several reasons might have led to the cyclist losing control of their bike. One reason, might be due to driver neglect.
Cyclist Should Learn the Rules Of The Road
We firmly believe that the majority of accidents are easily avoided, if the cyclist is able to follow a few basic rules of the road. This is the key to staying safe and avoiding any type of personal injury. For example,
- Pay attention to traffic lights
- Follow traffic signs instructions
- Ride in the bike lane
- Stay visible to drivers
- Avoid weaving in and out of traffic
- Let vehicles have the right of way
Those that do not take the basic precautions, might find that they are blamed by the police for any accident that occurs. Certainly, under those circumstances bringing accident claims against drivers might pose an issue.
Determining Driver Negligence
Often, it is the lawyer that helps their client determine if the driver was truly negligent. Any bicycle rider that was injured in an accident with a motor vehicle has to answer two very important questions. For example, was the automobile driver negligent or did they cause the accident. A negligent driver might have run a stop sign, ignored a traffic light, sped through an intersection, or drove into the bicycle lane, without regard to the safety of others. It is important that the person filing the claim proves absolute negligence on the part of the driver or that they did not follow basic driving laws. On the flip-side, a cyclist’s negligence might prove damaging to their case in a court of law. Cyclist negligence might include riding against traffic or disobeying other road laws.
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, it’s important to hire a legal team that has experience handling bicycle cases successfully. Our firm has litigated hundreds of cases and has the necessary experience to handle your case successfully.